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Even short-lived solar panels can be economically viable

A new study shows that, contrary to widespread belief within the solar power industry, new kinds of solar cells and panels don’t necessarily have to last for 25 to 30 years in order to be economically viable in today’s market.

City shuts down preschool's farm stand

At Little Ones Learning Center in Forest Park, Georgia, outside of Atlanta, the young students do typical preschool things. They work on spelling and draw interesting creations, but they also get to play and learn in an amazing garden. The…

Greta Thunberg to lead youth climate strike in 150 countries on Friday – Vox.com

This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Young people from around the world are leading a massive coordinated strike from school on Friday,…

Hiding in plain sight

(Washington University in St. Louis) Early rice growers unwittingly gave barnyard grass a big hand, helping to give root to a rice imitator that is now considered one of the world’s worst agricultural weeds. The new research from biologist Kenneth Olsen in Arts & Sciences is published this week in Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Our chicken just laid a $7,000 egg

Wondering what “Atlanta to Appalachia” is all about? It’s part of an occasional series about life in the wilds of West Virginia through the eyes of a couple who never dreamed they’d love it there. Read previous installments here. *…

Labor attacks government’s wages record – as it happened

With Wednesday having delivered the visual of the deputy prime minister throwing his John Deere out of the cot, we are going to call it a night and await, feverishly, what Thursday will deliver. Will Michael McCormack remain spicy, or…

Global warming has made iconic Andean peak unrecognizable – Science Magazine

By Tim AppenzellerSep. 11, 2019 , 4:15 PM On 23 June 1802, German geographer Alexander von Humboldt and his companions could climb no higher. Plagued by altitude sickness, their gloveless hands bloodied from jagged handholds, and their boots sodden, they…

Hurricane Dorian: Just Weather, Not Climate Change

We’ve made it three weeks without extreme weather and/or climate change hysteria making rounds on social media. Unfortunately, that streak has come to an end, making the lives of most weather forecasters like me a lot more difficult. We are…

Beyond borders: Understanding migration requires understanding changing land systems

(S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University) For tens of millions of people, migration is a tough reality. What causes people to migrate away from their home countries, and what happens when they do? Migrants and their labor are responsible for moving hundreds of billions of dollars around the world annually. At their destinations, they affect populations, cultures, and economies. But their movement also has a major impact on the places they leave, including on how people use land.